My name is Chris Goldbach. I received my first set of drums in 1981. Later that year I purchased my first guitar, a beat up Fender Musicmaster. In the mid 80's, I realized that I could use my fathers old cassette deck to record my drums with a set of headphones plugged in the microphone jack, then play back my guitar with the recording. I got into the underground music scene in the Miami Ft Lauderdale area in the mid 80's frequenting all the 80's punk shows such as; Black Flag, Bad Brains, Gang Green etc... I started recording my band and friends bands throughout the late 80's with a 4 track recorder. I then stepped up to a Tascam 388, Adats, Otari mx5050, Mci JH110 and JH24 tape machines. I got my first Pro Tools setup in 2000 by selling an old Honda motorcycle.
I have been in a zillion bands around South FL such as Against All Authority, RadioBaghdad, Irish Car Bomb, and the Shakers. I also spent most of the 1990's and early 2000's touring the US, Europe and Canada. I was in a band called Collapsing Lungs in the early 90's that was signed to Atlantic Records, so I got a chance to see the major label side of the business as well as the Indie DIY side with my other bands. I was fortunate to land a career with Sweetwater this year and am more than happy to be here.
As your personal contact here at Sweetwater, please let me know anytime I can offer help or advice.
(800) 222-4700 ext 1701E-mail Chris
Well, by day I was a property maintenance supervisor and by night I played in my bands and recorded bands around the South Florida area
Drums, Guitars, Bass, Live sound equipment, Recording equipment
Drums, Guitar, Bass
Mci tape machines, Jh 110 1" 8 track and Jh24 2" 24 track, Mackie console, Ymaha NS10m's , Hafler TransNova 8" ,Lots o Gibson guitars a few Fender guitars and basses, Pro Tools and Digital Performer DAW's, A slew of outboard gear, Pearl Masters series and SLX series drum kits. Mac and PC , Marshall jcm800 2210, Marshall cabs,Peavey Penta head, Carvin bass head, Hartke bass cabs. plus a ton of other stuff.
My 2 girls 10 and 14 and 2 crazy dogs
Gear of all types
Making a living as a touring musician.
Years of touring and recording
Opening for Rage Against the Machine way back in 1994 in Miami
Excellent customer service, excellent product, excellent staff! I love that I can always reach a live person with questions. I always get individual treatment.
Kathy from Wilmington, NC
Absolutely amazed by the personal service on our order! It is obvious customer satisfaction is a priority. Your company would be the first place we would look for music related items. Great prices, great service and BTW, even the little touch of adding some candy made my kids very pleased! Thank you!
David from Renton, WA
I have to say it's the most personal order I've ever made from the pre-ship phone call, to the email, and finally the candy in the box. Thanks! I don't think I could beat the customer service even in a local shop
Chrystal from McMinnville, TN
From the customer service call after my order, to e-mailing me a copy of the invoice, to the great price, free shipping and candy in the box...a pleasure!
Rick from Gloucester, MA
I am amazed at the level of customer serivce I received for my first order. Great Job! The entire process was smooth and efficient. I also loved the candy touch. What a lovely treat!
Mary Ann from Point Pleasant Boro, NJ